Meryl Streep On 30 Rock? Mamma Mia!

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  • Meryl Streep was giddy after winning her SAG award, so Alec Baldwin asked her if she’d be on 30 Rock. She said yes! [Gatecrasher]
  • Lindsay Lohan is eating, says Lindsay Lohan’s publicist. [Page Six]
  • When you think of The Hills, do you think of birth control? Lo Bosworth is now the face of Yaz in Canada, doing interviews about how the drug can reduce headaches and cramps during your period. [PR Week]
  • Fervidus! Daniel Radcliffe has invited Sasha and Malia Obama for a tour of the Harry Potter set! [Daily Mail]
  • Madonna is in Palm Beach, Florida for the Winter Equestrian Festival. She was mostly unrecognized as she watched professional show-jumpers for two hours wearing dark glasses and a baseball cap with, uh, Madonna on it. [Page 2 Live]
  • BTW: Madonna and A-Rod are back on. [Page Six]
  • David Beckham is being sued by a photographer who was “roughed up” by one of the soccer star’s bodyguards last month. Apparently the snapper’s camera was thrown in a trash can and the bodyguards punched him. [Yahoo News via E!]
  • Uh-oh: Tension in the marriage as David Beckham wants to move to Italy and Victoria is reluctant to uproot the kids. [Daily Mail]
  • Brad Pitt says he won’t look as good as Benjamin Button when he gets older: “I doubt gravity and time will be that kind.” [Mirror]
  • In this video, John Mayer inspires John Mayer. He also references The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, which Jennifer Aniston should love. [The Superficial]
  • Heath Ledger has joined Elvis Presley and Paul Newman on a list of celebrities who have earned as much as or more after death as they did when alive. His estate earned $30.1 million last year. []
  • The Times of London has advice for Kate Winslet, should she win an Oscar. She ought to say “Blimey!” a lot, make some jabs at other actresses, allow a tear to roll down her cheek and also: “Gather. Gather.” [Times of London]
  • Food fight! Mario Batali has banned Gordon Ramsay from his restaurants. “He goes about town calling me Fanta Pants,” Batali fumed. [Page Six]
  • George Clooney and his dad, veteran journalist Nick Clooney, were quippy before a screening of the 2005 film Good Night And Good Luck in D.C. Nick said: “Never cared for this kid! His sister’s great.” George shot back: “I always wanted to be adopted, couldn’t find anyone.” [AP,People]
  • Kevin Federline will not, repeat, not be on Dancing With The Stars. Even though he used to be a backup dancer. You may now return to your regularly scheduled ennui. [People]
  • Donnie Osmond might be on Dancing With The Stars. Yawn. [Yahoo News via E!]
  • Now that Jeremy Piven has been replaced by William H. Macy in Speed-The-Plow on Broadway, the New York Times‘ Ben Brantley actually enjoys it. [NY Times]
  • Will Jennifer Lopez head to Broadway? She’d have to be able to sing, right? [Page Six]
  • Girl crush Penelope Cruz: Moving to New York! “After a number of years in Los Angeles, I no longer want to live here, It will be better if I share my time between New York and Madrid, where my family is,” she says. Woody Allen may have influenced this choice. [AP]
  • Also moving: Robbie Williams, from L.A. back to the UK. [Daily Mail]
  • Mischa Barton is dating another musician: After Cisco Adler and Rooney’s Taylor Locke, she’s now with Luke Pritchard from The Kooks. [Daily Mail]
  • Price slash! Dylan McDermott’s house is now $2 million less. Could be yours, for $9 mil. [TMZ]
  • Oh dear: Lost‘s Josh Holloway, aka Sawyer, isn’t totally comfortable with you gawking at his shirtless body: “The whole sex-symbol thing is really strange. I wouldn’t wish it on anybody. I appreciate the opportunity to work, the cash it gives you, and other things it provides are wonderful. But the celebrity thing… I don’t like attention. Like anybody, it’s impossible not to feel self-conscious if someone’s looking at you all the time, everywhere you go.” [MSNBC]
  • This won’t surprise you: Governor Rod Blagojevich wouldn’t let the stylists at The View touch his hair before he went on the air. [MSNBC Scoop]
  • The British papers can’t stop making fun of Chelsy Davy‘s fake tan. She does look rather… orange. [Daily Mail]
  • Teri Hatcher voices the mother in stop-animation flick Coraline; she says: “As a mom, [a kid-friendly film] is sort of a goal you want to check off your list.” [WWD]
  • ABC has six nominations for the GLAAD awards, with Brothers & Sisters, Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives among the contenders. Films nominated include Milk, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. [AP]
  • Fabolous and his entourage drank oodles of champagne at a tapas bar in Atlanta, but all of the rapper’s credit cards were declined. Maybe they take bling? [Page Six]
  • Blind item! “Which aging rock star attempted to have a rhinoplasty — but was deemed an unsuitable candidate because he’s still frequently using Colombia’s finest?” [Gatecrasher]
  • A PETA ad got pulled from the Super Bowl for being too sexual. [Page Six]
  • Director and transcendental meditation enthusiast David Lynch is plotting a “global benefit concert” to raise funds to teach meditative techniques to schoolkids. Involved: Paul McCartney, Moby, Sheryl Crow, Eddie Vedder and Donovan. Lynch says: “Every child should have one class period a day to dive within himself and experience the field of silence-bliss – the enormous reservoir of energy and intelligence that is deep within all of us.” [Guardian]
  • In an interview with the awesome Stockard Channing, about her role in Pal Joey on Broadway, she talks about singing famous tune “Betwitched, Bothered and Bewildered”: “Once I got over my fear of it — because Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, you name it, had sung this song — when it became just a dramatic moment, I could feel it, and I really love it because it is a little soliloquy.” [Playbill]
  • UK chat show host Eamonn Holmes has ripped American celebs: “Rihanna, for example, is a beautiful girl, but if she was your daughter, you’d give her a slap and tell her to wise up.” And! “Apparently, you just can’t talk to [Solange] about being Beyoncé’s sister and knowing Beyoncé I thought ‘So why are you here, love?’” [Daily Mail]
  • Hilary Swank and Minnie Driver will star in Betty Anne Waters, a legal drama in which Swank plays an unemployed single mother whose brother is convicted of murder-robbery. Waters spends 10 years working on law degrees and working on her brother’s case; Driver plays her law school friend. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Best wishes to Mariska Hargitay, who’s back at work, two weeks after suffering a partially collapsed lung. [ET via People]
  • Kanye West says it hurts when 50 Cent talks shit about him: “For me as a fan of him, I felt like if he said something negative and tried to make it like I’m negative, it’s almost like if a little kid walks up to you at the airport and is like, ‘Man, I love you so much,’ and then you spit on him. It’s like, ‘I don’t know if I love you as much as I used to,’ as you wipe the spit off your face, but you still play their music.” [MSNBC]
  • Actress Emma Roberts is 17, well-read and full of hope. She likes David Sedaris and Chuck Palahniuk and says: “I’d love to have a really nice boyfriend. I would love to have been to Paris. I’ve never been. I’d love to have my own photography coffee-table book. And I’d love to get my license. It’s been a catastrophe. I got my permit the first try and went to get my license and failed. Then my permit expired. I just got my permit again a couple of weeks ago, so hopefully I’ll get my license soon.” [USA Today]
  • Remember Christopher Atkins from The Blue Lagoon? He says he was almost cast as the lead in Footloose. Everything could have been different. [UPI]
  • A jury will tour Phil Spector‘s mansion as part of the final phases of Spector’s second murder trial. [AP]
  • “Gwyneth has got something like 800 people that have joined. I hope I can get a membership!” — Blythe Danner on her daughter’s new gym. [Gatecrasher]
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